A new service for passengers has launched at London City Airport (LCY). The first business of its kind in Europe, AirPortr provides a secure baggage delivery service, designed to enable passengers to travel lighter and more easily.
Baggage transfer service
Bookable in advance or on the day, international and domestic visitors can leave their bags with AirPortr’s on-site concierge on arrival at LCY and head straight to their meeting or event without the burden of bulky bags. Their luggage is then delivered, and will be waiting for them, at their hotel, office or serviced apartment.
On an outbound journey, bags may be collected and delivered to the airport ready and waiting for the passengers to arrive for check in. All outbound baggage is scanned off-site before delivery to ensure security, in addition to the usual airport checks.
- Tamper Secure seals applied to luggage on handover
- Real-time GPS tracking
- Driver profiles
Matthew Hall, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport said: “Almost two thirds of passengers using London City Airport are business travellers, choosing LCY for the convenience it offers. The airport is within easy reach of Canary Wharf, the City and central London (all under 25 minutes by public transport), and departing passengers can transit from door to gate in no more than 20 minutes while arriving passengers can make it from tarmac to train in 15 minutes. The new baggage collection and delivery service from AirPortr makes it even easier for business people to get the most out of their trip while enjoying a trouble-free journey outside the airport.”
Randel Darby, AirPortr CEO and Founder said: “Time is so valuable so not having to worry about taking your luggage from meeting to meeting, avoiding taking a taxi in rush hour traffic, not going to your hotel before your first meeting saves valuable time and enables you to be more focused.”
AirPortr is described as an affordable luxury, with two bags delivered from London City Airport to the West End for £30.
Stunning airport landing
It has been voted into the Top 10 stunning airport landings in a passengers’ poll by Private Fly jet booking service.
Air passengers and the travel industry’s movers and shakers were asked for their most scenic landing in its annual survey.
London City’s runways in the former Royal Docks at Silvertown landed in ninth place, with Nice Airport on the Côte D’Azur flying high at number 1.
“Our location just three miles from Canary Wharf and seven from the City gives passengers an aerial view of their office or place they’re visiting before they even land,” said City Airport’s chief executive Declan Collier.
“The landmarks make a breathtaking view, which even the most-frequent flyer would struggle to tire of.”